Other objects, features, capabilities and advantages are comprehended by the inventionas will later appear and as are inherently possessed thereby; l 7Referring to the drawings:Figure 1 is a partial vertical sectional view showing a washing machine with a rotatable tub for extracting liquid from the materials bein washed and having an improved annular centrifugally operated valve means applied thereto;Figur 2 is a partial enlarged vertical sectional view showing more in detail the construction of the lower portion of the rotatable tub and the centrifugally operated valve means;
Figure 3 is a partial horizontal cross-sectional view of the rotatable tub taken in the plane represented by line 33 of Figure 2 of the drawings showing the passage through the lowerportion of the tub and the annular centrifugally operated valve means;Figure 4 is a partial vertical sectional view similar to Figure 2 showing a modified construction for the centrifugally operated valve means and the guard therefor;Figure 5 is a broken vertical sectional view of still another modification showing a modified tub construction with a centrifugally operated valve means applied thereto; and,Figure 6 is a diagrammatic wiring diagram of a ,7 control for a washing cycle for an automatic washing machine to which a device of this type would be applicable.
Referring now more in detail to the drawings for one form of a combined washing and drying machine, embodying a centrifugally operated valve mechanism 1 made in accordance with the present invention, there is shown an outer cabinet 2, secured to a base structure 4 having adjustable leg portions 5 for completely enclosing the operating parts of the machine. The base 4 provides a support for an outer stationary tub 6, a support for an inner rotatable tub 8, mounted for rotation about a vertical axis, having an agitator or washing device 10 disposed therein, as cover panel l6 secured thereto to provide a sub- The stantially rectangular unitary structure. top panel [6 is preferably formed with an opening l8 defined by a downwardly and inwardly extending flange 20 to permit access to the inner rotatable tub 8 and is normally closed by a sectional lid 22, preferably formed hollow to enclose the control mechanism I4 and hinged at 23 to the top panel It to pivot about a horizontal axis.